Start Small. Think Big.

Because the future of the entire Monadnock Region depends on the success of our youngest citizens.

Board and Staff

Impact Monadnock and its “Start Small. Think Big.” initiative have engaged the energy and imaginations of many amazing people in our community.


Below are the names of our current board and staff.  If you believe in our community and our mission and would like to help, please contact us here.


Jan Barry, Keene, Title I Project Manager and McKinney-Vento Liaison, SAU 29, and Keene Community Education Adult Education Director

Dottie Bauer, Ed.D., Keene, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Keene State College

Patricia I. Campbell, D.O., Keene, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene

Eileen Fernandes, Keene, Population Health Manager, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene

Kathy Harrington, Keene, Executive Director, Monadnock Humane Society & former President, Monadnock United Way

Dick Hill, Marlborough, Retired, Director of Manufacturing, MARKEM Corporation

Josh Meehan, Keene, Executive Director, Keene Housing & Chairperson, Keene Housing Kids Collaborative

Jeff Miller, Marlborough, Retired Executive, MARKEM Corporation

Helene Mogridge, Keene, Chief Executive Officer, Keene Family YMCA

Susan Newcomer, Spofford, Workforce Development Coordinator, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce

Joe Parisi, Spofford, Retired Executive, Markem-Imaje

Barbara Tremblay, Keene, Retired Educator/Principal, SAU 29

Penelope Ryder Vaine, BSW, Winchester, Program Manager of Maternal and Child Health Program, Home Health Care, Hospice & Community Services





Nikki Sauber, MS
Nikki Sauber is the Project Assistant for Impact Monadnock, working with Project Teams and coordinating various aspects of the “Start Small. Think Big.” initiative.


Liz LaRose, President of Monadnock United Way (Backbone Organization), will provide interim support to Impact Monadnock in spring and summer of 2017.